Readers who've waited four long years for this novel won't be disappointed. It's a delightful, charming love story that captures the essence of the West.

Sold into marriage by her abusive father, Rachel Sutter isn't heartbroken when her brutal husband is killed minutes after the wedding. But she's stunned when she's hustled off to marry their cousin, Dylan Quade.

Confirmed bachelor Dylan doesn't want a mountain girl foisted on him by his good-for-nothing kin. But he sings a different tune once he sees the lovely Rachel. The only problem is, she wants nothing to do with him.

Determined to make it on her own, Rachel finds work at the post run by kindly John Jacob and it's up to Dylan to woo Rachel into his arms.

Sweet, yet filled with the earthy reality of the era and its mistreatment of women, Dylan is all Hess: gritty, romantic and heartwarming. This is a winner for her fans and western romance readers. SENSUAL (Mar., 280 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin